Monday, November 29th
Jumping on board the anti-WikiLeaks bandwagon, Sarah Palin tweeted and Facebooked about how Julian Assange was such a bad man, so much so that she wanted Assange, an Australian, charged with treason. She also wondered why American military defensive allies were not involving themselves in the WikiLeaks matter.
In addition to misunderstanding the act of treason and the purpose of America's military alliances, Palin also wanted to freeze the funds of WikiLeaks. Considering the combination of all her comments, it would appear that Palin would want to deprive Assange of due process - presumably after she charges the Australian with treason against America, she would claim he does not get any constitutional protections because he is not American. I found Palin's comments regarding funds very interesting considering the opinion held by right-wing types that the government had no right siezing piracy and counterfeiting websites because doing so violated those webmaster's due process.
Tuesday, December 1st
Monday, December 6th
Newt Gingrich Wants Millionaires To Determine Tax Code... For Millionaires! Proposes Modern Day Serfdom...
"What Republicans ought to do is say to people who create jobs, how many years does the tax code need to be extended for you to make an investment decision?" said Gingrich. "I mean, the goal’s not to have an annual extension of the current tax code, and then have every business in the country trapped saying, 'I don’t know. I want to make a 20 year investment in a factory.' … There is a number, but I would have the business leadership of the country describe the number."
While I like aspects of this tax deal, I would have rather the tax cuts expire so that America could get its finances in order.
Tuesday, December 7th
McCain claimed that the report only represented 28 percent of the military and that "troubled" him, but take a gander at voter turnout numbers in Arizona - McCain won the GOP primary with around 57 percent of the vote, with turnout at 28.2 percent. That means McCain won the primary with 16 percent of the Republican vote. In the general election, McCain won with 59.3 percent of the vote. With 68.9 percent voter registration and voter turnout at 59.8 percent, McCain won the general election with less then 25 percent of the vote of the entire electorate.
McCain is old enough to use an abacus and notice the math he uses to try and derail DADT also proves he is not representative of his state or their opinions - only a minority of people who voted.
Friday, December 10th
It makes you wonder just how many times they have sent out emails like this in the past.
In perhaps my favorite post of the past couple weeks, Barbara Walters released the rest of her Sarah Palin interview, in which a visibly irate Palin rambled on about how she was a victim of mischaracterization by the mainstream media, using various sexist terms to describe her "anonymous" critics. It is interesting that she used masculine pejoratives to describe her critics yet she claimed they were anonymous - perhaps she does know their identity.
A commenter left an interesting remark on the post recalling the hot water Barack Obama had gotten in with conservative pundits when he used the phrase "lipstick on a pig" - Palin and the right-wing claimed sexism, yet what would she call her use of the words "impotent" and "limp," and claiming her critics are "hiding behind somebody's skirts?" It would be the same as someone attacking a female critic by insisting their comments are overcompensation for them being "barren" and that they are just trying to "wear the pants."
Probably the most interesting part of the interview came when Palin decided to open up about her preferred reading material. While Palin rattled off some typical conservative-slanted publications like Newsmax, newspapers like her employer-owned The Wall Street Journal, or such divine readings as C.S. Lewis novels like "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe," Palin's most favoritest book in the whole wide world at this point in time is a book by an ultra-marathon runner. Palin stated in the interview that she is reading a book by Dean Karzo about running but the problem is that there is no book by a Dean Karzo.
Palin screws up the author's name, which is Dean Karnazes. Maybe she was thinking of his nickname, "Karno," and combined it with his real name, but considering his name lacks a hard "z" sound, I think Palin never read the book. Basically, everything she told Barbara Walters about her really good read is in the title of the book: "Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner."
Palin probably saw this book cover on the shelves when she was on her book signing tour:
Too bad the title is bigger then the author's name, otherwise Palin may have actually gotten a question right in an interview for once.
Sunday, December 12th
In order to make her self look more important, Sarah Palin jetted over to impoverished Haiti to survey the cholera outbreak with intolerant preacher Franklin Graham. Surprisingly, Graham expelled all Haitian and American press except Fox News, who dutifully followed Palin around for some photo ops with some foreign workers and maybe a sick child or two. Palin didn't really get down and dirty like former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush - I give Bush credit even though he did wipe his hand on Clinton after shaking the hands of some Haitians because at least he got into the crowds. For the most part, Palin avoided crowds, or really anyone, and retained control over the media surrounding her.
Compare the pictures of her in Haiti and the former presidents: